Recipe for Success – Culinary Job Training Program

This FREE, 8-week program, offered by the New Hampshire Food Bank, is for people seeking employment or to improve their skills in the food service industry.

Classes take place Monday through Friday from 8am – 3pm at the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester, NH. *Don’t wait to apply! Classes start every Monday!

How to Apply

Our Training

We instruct our trainees in a broad range of efficient kitchen practices and fundamentals including:

  • identification of food and ingredients
  • use of kitchen implements and equipment
  • measurements
  • nutrition
  • knife skills
  • preparation techniques
  • safe food handling (as part of the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Program)
  • cleaning and sanitation

By conducting catering events, our students also gain experience with serving and meal presentation. Teamwork is also an important component of the training; participants learn how to work together, divide tasks among themselves, manage conflicts, and behave professionally. Additionally, we provide training on: basic financial skills, resume writing, and interview techniques.

A typical day of training

While few days are exactly the same in this active, constantly changing environment, the majority of the training time consists of hands-on experience in the kitchen preparing meals for the registered agencies of the Food Bank. This course provides at least 500-600 meals per day for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the surrounding areas, and produces meals in bulk to be frozen for use by our other registered agencies.

To apply please complete the application HERE and email to or call 603-669-9725 ext. 1241 for more information.

Spotlight on our Recipe for Success Culinary Job Training Program

NH Food Bank’s Recipe for Success Culinary Job Training Program is Quality Assurance Guaranteed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.